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I lost count a long time ago of the number of people who have completely cured their diabetes and ceased all related medication by following a Spud Fit Challenge. My favourite story was from Robert, who had lived with type 2 diabetes for over 30...

Today I’m answering a question from Linda. Linda has tried many times to lose weight and get control over her health but is always derailed by her environment. She’s got 3 growing teenage boys and a husband who have no interest at all in changing their...

Jen wrote to me during the week, she wants to stop bingeing, lose weight and change her life. She’s tried and failed more times than she can remember. She desperately wants to try again but is at the point where she’s not even sure she...

For me, self love is not about staring into the mirror and learning to appreciate what I see. It’s not repeating affirmations about how special and great I am. It’s not about treating myself to anything special because “I’m worth it” or because I “deserve...

Life is really just problem solving. We drink to solve the problem of thirst. We tell jokes to solve the problem of boredom. We earn money to solve the problem of bills. Every single decision we make in life is aimed at solving some sort of...

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who wants us to open up and start talking about our mental health issues as the first step in recovery. In his words - “Our society is pretty much programmed to create men who are...

For context, please read PART ONE, PART TWO and PART THREE before this one. We want to try that great new restaurant or cafe that everyone’s raving about. We must have the new recipe book or the new kitchen gadget. We can’t wait to try that amazing new burger or the...

For context, please read YESTERDAY’S POST before this one. In times long gone, the food addict’s heightened drive to seek out calories served us well. It gave us the impetus to find and develop quicker, easier, more efficient ways to get food. We were rewarded for...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opgW-mhQScc Throughout almost all of history, humans (like all other animals) have evolved to be great at finding and consuming calories. Calories are the most important thing people get from food. Not protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, vitamin C or anything else. In hunter-gatherer times, we simply...

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